Kera Blades, founder of Blades & Associates, is 100 % minority-owned business owner, SBA certified small business and 100% woman-owned California State Certified Small Business (SB).
Kera founded her company Blades and Associates in 2017, where she is focusing on digital marketing, including SEO and social media marketing, website development, as well as technical online solutions including software, apps building and website designing and programming. She also provides brand development and management consulting. A digital marketing and programming expert, Kera is the developer of her company’s owned automated social media network publishing platform, Search Engine Optimization Platform and CRM housed in a single area, customized per user.
Kera entered the field as an entrepreneur at the age of 25 in her home country Belize. In 2009, she moved to the U.S. to serve as National Sales Director for Miami-based hotel management/event management company, Delmay and Partners.
In 2013 she was hired by Ulrich Communications as VP of Marketing, where she travelled to several Islands in Bahamas and Jamaica and consulted with hotel owners on creating public and customer-based surveys and assessments in order to track customer needs, wants and behaviors. She was also contracted to created destination brand awareness and worked closely with the Tourism Boards and Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board.
Because of her background in Tourism, in 2015 Kera was approached by IVision Tv to be the face and co-producer/writer of her own TV Show IVision on the Road. Her show was such a success and ran for 3 seasons that after the 3rd season Kera wrote and co-produced 2 other TV shows under the IVision Brand (Girl Talk a live call-in show and CaribTalk news series). While living in Tampa, Kera was very involved in her community and sat on several Boards including, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Florida Hospital. She was also a member of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel and served as Secretary and Treasurer and chaire of several committees within the club.
In 2016 Kera opened Hemera Distributors a product marketing and distribution company and served as VP of Sales and Marketing until 2019.
In 2017 Kera relocated to Santa Monica and is an active member of the Santa Monica community. She is Director in the Santa Monica Rotary Club, board member and Gala Chair for the Santa Monica History Museum and board member for Santa Monica College Associates.
Kera holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of South Florida and is also a certified life/business coach.